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July 2016 Early Learning Newsletter

A new edition of the Early Learning Program Updates, posted here, provides important information for data managers, program & school leaders, test coordinators, special education, preschool and kindergarten teachers. 



FREE preschool vision screening training and equipment opportunities!

Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate has scheduled preschool vision screening trainings in eastern and southeastern Ohio in the next several months. For more information and to register, visit Wise About Eyes.


Early Childhood Education Grant Updates

New Resources Available
The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness is pleased to announce the availability of two new technical assistance documents to support Early Childhood Education (ECE) grantees.

Early Childhood Education Eligibility Screening Tool Now Available
ECE grant recipients are required to use the common application/screening tool developed by ODE and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 

Fiscal Updates
Early Childhood Education funds have been loaded into the Continuous Comprehensive Improvement Plan (CCIP) for FY 17 for most grantees.


Explore the Dual Language Learners Toolkit on the ECLKC

Join us for a special session in the Travel the ECLKC Virtual Series focusing on resources for dual language learners (DLLs) and their families. Find out about resources for administrators, managers, and practitioners providing services for children ages birth to 5 and their families. Explore what's available on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC).

Monday, July 18, 2016

3:30–4:30 p.m. EDT

Register Online Now!


Fiscal Year 2016 Early Childhood Education Final Expenditure Reports Due

As the end of the Fiscal Year 2016 Early Childhood Education grant draws near, we wanted to share important information regarding end of grant year requirements.  All Early Childhood Education grantees must complete a final expenditure report (FER) online through the CCIP.  

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